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Integrative Curricular Microcredentials

Available in Bulletin Year 2021-2022

ICM in Archaeology

Description:

This microcredential provides students with a methodological and theoretical background in the sub-discipline of archaeology, capped off by a transformational and reflective field or laboratory experience.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 9 credits in

  • ANTH 110
  • ANTH 207 or ANTH 215 or ANTH 235
  • ANTH 320 or ANTH 383 or ANTH 395 or ANTH 399

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Directed study or internship experiences, such as lab projects or museum experiences, must be supervised or approved by archaeology faculty members or the chair of the department. 

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty coordinator: Paul Pacheco, Anthropology chair

email: pacheco@geneseo.edu, office: Bailey 153A

ICM in Science Communication

Description:

This microcredential will allow students to connect science topics to communication skills and so prepare for professional opportunities including freelance writing, journalism, and graduate study.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 9 credits in

  • ENGL 102/201/202/305 or FMST 270 or COMN 107/212/213/251/275/277 or DANL 310
  • 1 STEM course
  • BIOL 384

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Following BIOL 384, students will develop and carry out an integrative, high-impact project in science communication via either an internship or a Directed Study; the high-impact project will involve disseminating science to a broader public, such as through a publication, presentation, podcast, etc. During the microcredential, students will engage in active reflection on science communication through metacognitive activities including dialogue with others in the program.

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty Coordinator: Mackenzie Gerringer, Biology

email: gerringer@geneseo.edu, office: ISC 255

ICM in Intergroup Dialogue and Social Change

Description:

In this microcredential, students will develop skills and experience in facilitating constructive dialogue on issues related to social identity and belonging, including categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and social class. 

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 9 credits in

  • XLRN 150 or INTD 251
  • XLRN 250 or XLRN 399
  • XLRN 350

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Upon completion of the three course sequence, students will demonstrate their skills by serving as student facilitator of a coordinator-approved integrative learning experience, including but not limited to service as student facilitator in the XLRN 250 Intergroup Dialogue course, Geneseo Cultivating Community program, or DICE workshops.

Integrative learning experiences will be approved by the microcredential coordinator and will include a required self-reflective component that explores the process of developing dialogue facilitation skills, experiences in applying these skills to the work of facilitation, and connections between this work and the students’ other academic and personal experiences.

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty coordinator: Celia Easton, Dean of Academic Planning and Advising

email: easton@geneseo.edu, office: Erwin 106D

ICM in Performance as Social Change

Description:

Performance as Social Change is an academic credential for students interested in understanding the critical role arts-based performances play in facilitating and advancing social change through interdisciplinary coursework. The Microcredential includes the creation of a Capstone experimental performance. As part of this credential program, students will design their learning experiences around the concept of social change through performance. Throughout this program, underrepresented students of color and those that have unequal access and opportunity to performance-based knowledge, skills, and critical pedagogies will gain active mentorship by faculty of color and guest artists through curricular and co-curricular activities and self-reflection upon them. Students will exit the microcredential program with a broad array of skills and competencies related to social change, leadership, civic engagement, research, communication, and performance.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 11-12 credits in

  • PASC 105 and 106
  • PASC 205 and 206 OR THEA 221 OR 2 of (DANC 101/102/103/104/201/202/203/204/250/301/302/303 OR MUSC 280 OR ANTH 100 or 120 OR BIOL 105 OR BLKS 188 OR INTD 105/288 OR COMN 102/103/160/251/355 OR ENGL 101/201/203 OR ENVR 124 OR HIST 162/249/60/275 OR HUMN 222
  • PASC 341

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

The Capstone (4 credits) will result in the creation of an experimental performance that brings together in a critical way the social change themes and concepts identified and developed through the gateway course and the elective coursework. A performance is presented on campus each spring semester.

An ePortfolio assignment will enable the students in the Microcredential to record and reflect on the intellectual, personal, social and civic development that occurs throughout participation in the Microcredential. 

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty coordinator: Mark Broomfield, English

email: broomfield@geneseo.edu, office: Schrader 152C

ICM in Geographic Information Systems

Description: 

A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer-based system for collecting, mapping, and analyzing geospatial data. Knowledge of GIS and related software is useful to students across many disciplines and can boost future opportunities for research, internships, jobs, graduate school, and beyond. Through coursework in the Microcredential in GIS, students will gain proficiency in GIS software and related technologies.  Specifically, students will be able to use GIS software to collect, manage, and display geographic data, as well as to perform geospatial analysis and create high-quality maps.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 9 credits in

  • GEOG 286
  • GEOG 385 or GSCI 333
  • GEOG 386 or GEOG 391 or GSCI 331 or GSCI 334

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

  • Internship related to GIS
  • Formal paper or poster presentation at GREAT Day (or another approved academic or professional conference) of research that utilizes GIS
  • Another high impact and/or applied project or paper related to GIS

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty coordinator: Stephen Tulowiecki, Geography

email: tulowiecki@geneseo.edu, office: Bailey 229

ICM in Music Business, Recording, and Production

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 9 credits in

  • MUSC 102
  • MUSC 202
  • MUSC 301 or 302

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

All students completing the microcredential will complete an applied composition or production project which will include a reflective writing component. The project will be proposed and administered as part of MUSC 302 or 303 and will be supervised by the instructor.  

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty Coordinator: Dan Tramte, Music

email: dtramte@geneseo.edu, office: Brodie 101

ICM in Enthusiasm for Physics and Astronomy

Description:

Microcredential to allow students to highlight integrative and applied learning in physics.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 7 credits selected from

  • PHYS 102 & PHYS 103
  • PHYS 106 & PHYS 107
  • ASTR 105 & ASTR 106
  • ASTR 110 & ASTR 111

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Possible examples:  active leadership of astronomy or physics club or equivalent; design and implementation of a public outreach event in physics or astronomy;  history of science directed study

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty coordinator: Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teacher Professor of Physics

email: fletcher@geneseo.edu, office: ISC 218

ICM in Undergraduate Research in Astronomy

Description:

Microcredential to allow students to highlight integrative and applied learning in physics.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 7 credits in

  • PHYS 124 and PHYS 126 
  • PHYS 226 
  • PHYS 362
  • PHYS 382 or PHYS 383

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Equivalent of at least 4 weeks of full-time undergraduate research experience working on an astronomy-related project.  REU and other summer experiences are preferred.  The project must be unique to this micro-credential.

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty Coordinator: Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teacher Professor of Physics

email: fletcher@geneseo.edu, office: ISC 218

ICM in Undergraduate Research in Computational or Theoretical Physic

Description:

Microcredential to allow students to highlight integrative and applied learning in physics.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 8 credits in

  • PHYS 228
  • PHYS 261
  • MATH 326

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Equivalent of at least 4 weeks of full-time undergraduate research experience working on a computational or theoretical physics project.  REU and other summer experiences are preferred.  The project must be unique to this micro-credential.

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty Coordinator: Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teacher Professor of Physics

email: fletcher@geneseo.edu, office: ISC 218

ICM in Undergraduate Research in Experimental Physics

Description:

Microcredential to allow students to highlight integrative and applied learning in physics.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 7 credits in

  • PHYS 124 and 126
  • PHYS 226
  • PHYS 362
  • PHYS 363 or 372

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Equivalent of at least 4 weeks of full-time undergraduate research experience working on an experimental physics project.  REU and other summer experiences are preferred.  The project must be unique to this micro-credential.

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty Coordinator: Kurt Fletcher, Distinguished Teacher Professor of Physics

email: fletcher@geneseo.edu, office: ISC 218

ICM in Applied Helping Skills

Description:

The Integrative Curricular Microcredential in Applied Helping Skills provides an opportunity for students interested in theory, research, and practice related to the process of helping people seeking support. In clinical psychology, students will explore theoretical perspectives on the process of helping, different theoretical approaches to helping, practice and the ethics of helping relationships, and research evaluating different helping practices. In preparing for peer advocacy, students will participate as trainees in a co-curricular ten week training program in which they learn the nuts and bolts of applied helping skills. They will meet in small practice groups to complete readings, writings, and role play activities including active listening, solution based questioning, and crisis management. Trainee performance is evaluated via oral, written, and practical exams; those who demonstrate skill mastery are eligible to enroll as peer advocates the following semester.

Requirements:

1. Academic Content: 6 credits in

  • PSYC 294
  • PSYC 365

2. Integrative or applied learning experience, selected in consultation with the faculty coordinator

Only students who successfully complete the entire training will be invited to enroll in PSYC 294 for 3 credits. Peer advocates and trainees participate in a mandatory weekly seminar to discuss ethical, organizational, and practical issues and for ongoing training and supervision. Peer advocates complete brief weekly writing assignments in which they reflect on both practice and actual helping conversations with peers; weekly assignments ask students to write about primary and secondary concerns that were described, challenges they faced in helping challenges, what they feel went well and how they might improve. At the midterm and end of the semester, peer advocates will complete writing assignments integrating theories of practice with their experiences in a helping role, e.g., Please write about what you’ve learned about the helping process this semester by serving as a peer advocate, linking this learning with theories about the helping process”

3. Self-reflective statement


Faculty Coordinator: Jenny Katz, Psychology

email: katz@geneseo.edu, office: Bailey 144

Interested students should contact the Faculty Coordinator, using the email or office address listed. The coordinators track students' progress through the ICM and note completion. Students receive a notation on their transcript and a digital badge for each ICM completed.

Faculty Coordinators can find instructions for tracking students' progress and awarding microcredentials using Argos on the wiki, here: 

https://wiki.geneseo.edu/display/banner/MicroCredentials